EER Chapter 32

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I also go to Dungeons (4)

The less than 30 Traps of Destruction that Yu IlHan made were installed in various places throughout the world, and changed the properties of the already existing Traps of Destruction which were installed on Earth by God and the Angels, but could not efficiently attract monsters, to fit the property of Earth.

When thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of dungeons activated in order, no matter how many years the monsters endured and developed specially on Earth, they couldn’t hold out.
Like that, the monsters which were in cities or highways, and such utilities used by humans, started disappearing. Now the world was stabilizing.

[Several countries in Asia, following Korea, Japan and China are stabilizing.]
[In other news, there are reports that restrictions have started to appear on the quests that could be received in other worlds. The higher existences, as said by the other worlders, are seemingly……]

It was troubling for Earthlings to only do quests in other worlds, when monsters are now trapped in dungeons on Earth, and even new monsters, which weren’t seen on Earth, were now appearing. The higher existences, with God as the center, were probably limiting quests in order to make them return to Earth.

It was very effective, and even now, it was making the number of returnees increase.

“No wonder it’s so noisy.”

Yu IlHan turned off the TV and muttered. Even now, he could hear some noises outside the workshop. It wasn’t the small noise made by military police patrolling. This was a noise made by lively human interaction.

“I wonder if my mother and father have come back yet.”
[Probably.]

Erta nonchalantly replied, seemingly not interested. It was no wonder, as she was focused on the equipments that he had just finished making now.

[Did the options attach?]
“Yeah, probably. I was half sleepy so I couldn’t confirm, but I think the message was quite long.”

In fact, the reason he turned on the TV was to put off his sleepiness, other than information gathering. Erta wasn’t a person to chitchat.
The reason he was tired? Simple. It was because he hadn’t slept a bit after he came out of the dungeon.

Now that the work with creating Traps of Destruction, had ended, to celebrate(?), he concentrated in blacksmithing with the Metal Hearts’ and the Big Metal Hearts’ hearts. To be more exact, he couldn’t stay still due to his body being itchy for work.
No, to be more exact, now that the creation of the Traps of Destruction was finished, he didn’t know when the angels would come for the blacksmithing tools he had, so he hurried even more.

Anyway, as a result, before the angels came for the tools, he safely completed all work.

“It might have been even better if there was a magic stone.”
[The form which their magic condenses into are their hearts. Including Metal Hearts’, the metals which are able to be acquired from monsters are called Core Metals, the equipments made with Core Metals need less mana in mana crafting.]
“It’s easier for an option to be attached too. right?”
[You understand well. Just thank me for telling you such an information before such a metal was monopolized by other people.]
“Nah, just give me the rest of the rewards.”

Yu IlHan retorted while grumbling and checked the things he had made.

First, the most important thing was the defensive equipments. From a helmet to a pair of boots, to make a fullplate armor that covers his entire body, he invested almost all of the hearts of Big Metal Hearts.
Befitting of a higher metal, they were horribly hard and were terribly hard to melt, however, Yu IlHan had experience in handling harkanium, which far surpassed Big Metal Heart’s heart by several levels. The Big Metal Heart couldn’t resist against the perfect harmony of Yu IlHan and the Eternal Flame, and was instantly melted and processed.

The next was a weapon. The steel spear, which suffered a lot until now, should rest. Leaving aside an entire Big Metal Heart’s heart for his spearhead, he invested Metal Heart’s hearts without restraint and made a spear entirely made of metal. Since he was at it, he also made a greatsword, and a warhammer.

He wanted to make a single weapon of every kind he could use, but it wasn’t like the hearts of Metal Heart were abundant in quantity so he restrained himself after that.

He also made new ammo for his pile bunker. He made the bullets by sharpening monsters’ bones, which he had plenty of inside his workshop, and he covered the points with metal to make their piercing powers increase. Using all of the bones he had, he made close to 100 bullets.

He made ammo, so could he leave the pile bunker body alone? He wasn’t able to dismantle everything, but he touched some inner mechanisms and underwent an additional processing, only able to be done with metals, an awesome weapon was finished.

In fact, he wanted to make a new set of blacksmithing tools to replace the current steel anvil and the hammer, but as Erta held him back, he refrained from doing so. He had a guess as to why she restrained him.

“Anyway, I’m done with all my work now? I didn’t miss anything out, right?”
[Really, such a tenacious human.]
“If you’re saying that, then everything’s done, eh. I should wash up and sleep.”
[Are you not checking the information of the equipments?]
“I’ll do that after I wake up. I don’t think anything will enter my head right now. Leave the rewards for then too.”

Yu IlHan placed the hammer he held for over 24 hours on the anvil and softly wiped the top of it. As he had been with this tool for over one month, he was too disappointed to be apart from it.

“Wait for me, I will definitely bring you back from them.”
[You don’t have to speak like a main character saying farewell to his lover.]
“You know me too well.”
[I said you were just too simple.]

Yu IlHan dropped his attachment to the hammer and the anvil and stood up. He had already placed all the equipments he would use in the future into the Cross Bag. (T/N: I think I will capitalize Cross Bag from now on)
However, as he was about to gather all the equipments, steel spear included, which he would never used later, he suddenly could see the obedient Eternal Flame flickering.

“Hm?”

Yu IlHan lifted the leather armor up thinking ‘what if’. The Eternal Flame emitted a strand of flame outside the fireplace as if sticking its tongue out.

“Do you want to eat this?”

The flame flickered. Yu IlHan asked Erta.

“Can I feed this to it?”
[The Eternal Flame is no pet… It’s alright to feed it. There is also experience and record dwelling inside equipments. At least, it won’t damage it.]

He had no people he knew, so he wouldn’t be able to pass this equipment on anyway. Yu IlHan immediately threw the leather armor into the fireplace.
The Eternal Flame burned, like a chick opening its mouth, and swallowed it, then it started trembling like it was excited. He then threw the weapons he made from monster bones, and those he wouldn’t use anymore to the Eternal Flame, and finally, he also unhesitatingly threw the steel spear at it. (T/N: !!!)

The Eternal Flame swallowed everything and seem to burn everything cleanly, when it burned while emitting a blue light at one moment.

“What the heck. Is it levelling up or something?”
[It’s similar. Didn’t I say that the Eternal Flame burns for eternity and grows. But to think it proceeded to the next stage already…]

It wasn’t like he wasn’t curious how and to what extent it had grown, but anymore was a limit to his consciousness.

Yu IlHan waved his hands about twice to the Eternal Flame, which shook its body as if it was delighted, then left the workshop to head home through the noisy streets.

He couldn’t see his parents yet. Did they not come back yet? He suppressed his worries and took a shower.
He wiped his body and looked at the mirror and thought useless things like ‘didn’t I become more handsome?’ and dived on to the bed to sleep.

When he woke up, the house was filled with the fragrant smell of a meal. At that moment, Yu IlHan inwardly heaved a sigh of relief.

[Both of them came back safely. Good for you.]

Erta seemed to have noticed his such thoughts as she said that. He smiled and put on his clothes. When he went to the living room, his father was already eating his meal.

“Why are you hurrying, father?”
“I need to go to work, now.”
“Work!?”

Work as soon as the stabilization was done! and it was still night! To the frightened Yu IlHan, his father spoke with a bitter voice.

“The limits on the financial transactions have just disappeared. All the late companies will be left behind, and if I don’t go to work, this father will be left behind by society.”

At the conversation where households collapsed and society collapsed, Yu IlHan’s heart also collapsed.

“I heard that assistant manager Kim of our department decided to leave the company and was going to be a hunter since he had some talent in mana. Son, I’m sorry I gave you bad DNA, but please learn mana and become a hunter.”
“How about you, did you advance?”
“I barely got to 1st class. Those monsters are so scary.”

Yu IlHan felt that he might cry as he could feel his father’s sadness. There was one thing he could do to his father.

“Here, father.”

Yu IlHan gave his father a thin metallic inner wear that he made while making his own armor.
That was made from the heart of the Big Metal Heart, which was harder than any material on Earth right now, along with the essence of metalworking that Yu IlHan trained for more than hundred of years. If anyone checked the information, all the ability users and rich people would want to exchange it using mountains of gold.

“What is this? WHAT!”

Yu IlHan’s father also possessed enough intelligence to judge the worth of the armor through the information, so he asked Yu IlHan after he received it, seemingly in disbelief.

“Son, where did you get such a precious item? I lived for 10 years in Heishia and I haven’t even seen an Item like this.”
“I was lucky.”
“You take it. Such a precious item, this father can’t receive it.”
“I also have one. I also have one for mom too.”
“*Groan*.”

Although he was a bit sorry, this was much more amazing than the one he gave to his father.
The one he gave to his father was in the end, a clothing he could wear under his clothing, to protect his life in emergency. However, Yu IlHan’s full-plate armor was designed to be mobile during battle, and also, ordinary shock would only tickle him – it was an armor for battle.

“Thanks, son. If you’ve earned 3 of these, you’ve long since gone past the level this father should worry about. It’s good. good.”
“Wear it when you go out. If you wear this, even if a 2nd class monster used its strongest attack, you won’t be hurt.”
“Ok, thanks.”

While Yu YongHan was emotional, feeling proud that he had such a son, Yu IlHan’s mother came out from the kitchen. She was holding a dish in each hand, and they were both unseen on Earth. As if she had noticed that, his mother explained.

“This mother only received cooking ingredients as quest rewards. Sit quickly, son. You haven’t eaten yet, right?”

A housewife’s scale of quests were completely different. He had a lot of things to say, but as it was true that he was hungry, Yu IlHan obediently sat down and ate. The worry he had in his heart were cleanly washed away while eating the delicious food.

“I knew my wife’s food is the best.”
“Just eat and go to work. Take this opportunity now that the monster alarm isn’t going off.”

Yu IlHan ignored the married couple’s banter and ate his meal. Now that he was eating his mother’s cooking after all the cheese flavored jerky and the beef flavored jerky, he felt like he was dragged up to heaven from hell.

“I heard that the educational institutes including universities are restarting tomorrow. Son, are you going to go to school?”

However, at the point that his father was about to leave after finishing his meal, his mother’s attention was moved on him. At his mother’s sudden question, Yu IlHan fell into thought.

University, eh. There was a time he missed such things.

“No.”

However, it wasn’t like that now.
The longing of a thousand years had already been solved. Now was the time to go forward rather than look back.

“I don’t think the things I need would be at that place in the future.”
“Ok, I understand. Do the things you want, son.”

His mother, who knew better than his father of his abilities, refreshingly nodded her head at his decision. Yu IlHan also replied with a smile.

While standing after his meal, he passed a protective armor made from the heart of a Big Metal Heart to his mother. However, his mother was more interested in the Cross Bag that he took the armor out from rather than the armor itself.

“That, is the best item for shopping.”(E/N: I can just imagine a Korean mum going on a rampage, robbing the whole shop)
“Never.”

Was she trying to rob an entire supermarket? Yu IlHan cut off his mother’s eagle eyed gaze on the Cross Bag and decided to leave the house as soon as possible. Now that he had decided to ditch university, he wanted to move actively and assure his parents.

Therefore, his first priority now was 2nd class advancement.

“First, shall I wear the armor and go to the workshop?”
[We’re finally checking the options. I was about to die from curiosity.]

It was the line from Erta, who bought Yu IlHan’s blacksmithing skills higher than his battle ability.
Yu IlHan took out the armor from the Cross Bag while smiling at Erta’s cute urging in expectation. At that moment, the item name appeared on his retina.

[‘Shiveringly’ ‘Hard’ and ‘Secretive’ Black Full-plate Armor]

“Hey.”

Yu IlHan asked Erta in a small voice.

“Is there a case where three options appear?”
[Yes.]

Erta replied positively. Then she sighed and added.

[From this moment on.]


Author’s notes

History is not to be followed, but to be made from now on.


Translator’s notes

-Blame Editor for spelling mistakes. It’s his job.
-I swear people are going to be disappointed about the steel spear…
To spoil a bit… not all of his weapons he made before he made the steel spear have disappeared… there is one… which… (I won’t spoil, if you want spoilers, ping me in discord)
-Also, the item info, and conversations, do they look better detached or put together? (This chapter or previous chapters?)
-In other news… TNC chapter 240… the feels man.. the feels…


Editor’s notes
soz soz, so busy lately >. <, I try, but you have so many mistakes


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55 Comments

  1. Somehow I feel the Secretive option would mean its stealth or prevent the wearers identity from being revealed enabled meaning it will now be even harder to find him XD

    1. Imagine if it just boosts abilities by one tier. Poor guy. Eventually he’ll be even to lose himself.

      I think secretive might be something like iron-mans on/off equip. Or just see through so he looks normal, until it’s used/hit.

  2. Pfft. Who should take the blame??
    Anyways, thanks for the chapter!

  3. From this moment on. If you unknowingly set the precedent and are asking if there was any precedent, then don’t just say yes, then add on that you set the precedent. Seriously. Higher Existences my a…. All hail Erita, overlord of our big metal hearts.

  4. You mean the sword-that-is-unable-to-cut-radish that was snatched by Lita?

    1. as if a sword that is the symbol of a love that transends dimentions, and lasted for more than ten lifetimes, between an angel and a mortal and caressed for a millennia by a higher lifeform, wouldn’t end up automagically absorb magic into a divine iteam…

    2. I believe that sword will be seen later on may become a legendary Deux Ex-machina-ED by staying in heaven with too much pure mana or maybe upgraded by our Sato-*cough* like MC

  5. TNC ?

    thanks for the chapter

      1. I mean I kinda wanted something to go wrong eventually because a non-depressed hatred driven mc in this series is kinda boring in all honesty I think the first volumes still better than the rest so far

  6. Erta has already been used to his absurdity.

  7. Cliff!!! Ouch!! the Author to Evil ahahaha 😀 i am really curious, maybe other reader to IoI

    thx for the chapter ^^

  8. Thanks for the chapter i really look forward to seeing the stats of the gear.

  9. The only thing MC need right now is an active stealth skill. If enemy lose sight of him after the active stealth, his passive one will kick in and he could keep on sneak attack over and over.

    1. That’s broken. Imagine if he does a sneak attack then immediately go on stealth, and repeat until the target dies.

      Upgrading skills will become much easier.

      1. Honestly, he can already do that if he brings some smoke grenades along.

    2. To spoil a bit.. stealth doesn’t make him disappear right in front of someone’s face. If that someone concentrates hard, then stealth wouldn’t activate, even as an active skill, just like the time with the Empress

        1. It’s incredibly useful you mean.

          It’s a recognition inhibition rather than invisibility, but unless they keep total focus and a line-of-sight on him he becomes unrecognizable again. It’s actually even better than invisibility since he can spread the effect to his actions. He nailed pillars right in front of a 3rd class panther without it even noticing. Invisibility couldn’t do that.

  10. >[From this moment on.]

    LMAO this guy is trully a pioneer. 😂

  11. Thanks for the chapter

  12. Doh! I really wanted to know more about the gear he made. Darn cliffhangers. Thanks for all your hard work!

  13. Didn’t it say Rita managed to save his first crap sword?

  14. May I ask for the title of this chapter

  15. Detached
    Thank you for the chapter!

  16. You know, I wonder if that black armor looks like Dragoon armor from Final Fantasy.
    Next he’ll jump high and pierce monsters from above…

  17. Thanks for the chapter~!

    From this moment on. Lolz.

  18. Goodbye steel spear, you have served us well. You deserve cremation by eternal flame.

  19. Thanks for the chapter.
    R.I.P Steel Spear! ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ
    “Secretive”, Our MC gonna become Invisible to the point……………Wait, even God forget about him then how much more “Stealth” can he be?

    1. Well, he wasn’t forgotten by himself or the system… yet…

  20. Someone can give some spoilers of the weapon stats?

  21. I like the format in this chapter, but why all in bold?

    1. Author

      Im pretty sure the boldness is just me raising the thickness of the font as people were complaining that it was too light or they couldnt see it

  22. ┳┻|
    ┻┳|   ( Thank You )
    ┳┻|√\~√\ •°
    ┻┳|@ _ @ )
    ┳┻|⊂ノ 
    ┻┳|J
    {stolen from someone who stole it from a nice person}

  23. Secretive… I’m guessing the armor won’t be identifiable by others. Item ID is a cliche thing for otherworlders to have in light novels.

    For stealth, why not smoke bombs? Surely he’s read/watched cheesy ninja stuff.

  24. Thanks for the chapter!
    Guess her wishes were fulfilled and “that” actually survived the purge lol

  25. Good bye, steel spear. You were amazing. Live on through the flame. ( – -)ゞ

  26. I think by now Earth will just be a place that history is made, not repeated. Cause of course, it’s Earth so it’s special. 😀

  27. Can you stop with the annoying comments in the chapters (E/N and etc) that tells us that you are scraching your balls or laughing at the joke in the chapter? We are not interested in what made you laugh , those notes are used to explain different things not your mood , they take you out of the immersion . Rookies mistake and ofc editors make it more often than tl .. go figure ..

  28. Eternal flame is the best gurl.

  29. 1) I think the MC should stick with the human girl and give good genes to humanity. 2) I think that this noval should update every 1 or 2 days. 3) I think humanity should start to rebuild to adjust to the new environment, especially big walls around the city. 4) It might be good if the MC learns his martial arts and more in his next advancement and start to feel mana. This is what I’m hoping for. It might not go this way but it would in my openion be good to see it this way or something similar to it. Thanks for reading this. Goodbye.

  30. I like the way the old items are said but I like the way this format was written. Thanks for chapter and please release next soon.

  31. Thanks for the chapter Chamber and Illidan! Whoa he’s getting to be extra sneaky sneaky. And did he just set a new precedent in the Akashic Records?!

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